Lincoln College vs. Illinois Wesleyan
Lincoln College men’s soccer defeated Illinois Wesleyan 3-0 on Saturday. The game started during a good steady rain and would see Lincoln scoring in the first five minutes when Adrien Sathler (Miami, FL) dribbled past the last defender and slotted a ball around the keeper. Sathler would score another 10 minutes later when he received a pass from Kyle Walton (Toronto, Canada) and curled a ball from 20 out. Lincoln would get a 3rd goal when Sathler was taken down in the box from behind. Cedric Mavakala (Paris, France) would step up and take the penalty. The second half was cut short due to thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Lincoln College vs. Iowa Western
On its 5th game in 8 days, a tired and beat up Lincoln College men’s soccer team lost 3-0 to a very good Iowa Western. “We came out very soft and slow”, said Lincoln College head coach Ben Massena, “And they put two goals away in first 20 minutes.” A third goal was in reach for Iowa Western when they were rewarded a penalty kick but Lincoln goalkeeper Dennis Sanchez (Albuquerque, NM) was up to the test and made a great extended diving save to keep the ball out of the net. At half time, Coach Massena made a few changes and played much better. “We created some very good chances second half but were not able to score.” Coach Massena said. Iowa Western would score their third goal in the 87 minute off a set piece that went over the keepers head. “We have had a long week of 5 tough games and we have had several key injuries with guys who get a lot of playing time. We show a lot of promise so far and as long as the guys continue to work hard and get better from every practice and game we will be a good team come playoffs!”